Hepatitis B vaccination is made available to the
employee after his or her attendance at a needle stick pathogen
training and information session, conducted by EH&S. The
vaccine is made available to all employees with occupational
exposure unless the employee has previously received the complete
hepatitis B vaccination series, antibody testing has revealed
that the employee is immune, or the vaccine is contraindicated
for medical reasons, or the individual declines.
All employees who decline to accept hepatitis
B vaccination offered by LBNL will be required to sign a Hepatitis
B Vaccine Declination form (Appendix F). If an employee decides
to accept the vaccination at a later date, LBNL will make
available hepatitis B vaccination at that time.
Declination forms are on file at the Health Services.
To receive the hepatitis B vaccine and vaccination
series, contact Health Services.
Post-exposure Evaluation and Follow-up
The LBNL Health Services will initiate a confidential
medical evaluation and follow-up to an employee, following
a report of an exposure incident. Employees with an exposure
incident will report to the Health Services, Building
26, first floor main desk.
For all exposure incidents, the route(s) of exposure
and the circumstances under which the exposure incident occurred
are documented. The source individual is identified and documented,
unless identification is not feasible or prohibited by state
or local law. After consent is obtained, the source individual's
blood is tested for HBV and HIV status. If the exposed employee
gives consent, a baseline blood sample is collected immediately
following the incident with subsequent periodic samples taken
at a later date.